Dr. Brionez of Advanced Rheumatology of Houston is The Spring TX joint doctor you can trust. If you are suffering from joint tenderness, swelling, stiffness, or pain, you may have a treatable rheumatologic condition. She has over a decade of experience diagnosing and treating all kinds of rheumatologic conditions, and she can help you too. Call 281-766-7886 to book an appointment today!
What Is Rheumatology?
The study of disorders and conditions related to connective tissues and joints is known as Rheumatology. Commonly known rheumatologic disorders include arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, and gout. Advanced Rheumatology of Houston is here to help diagnose and treat any rheumatologic condition that may be lessening your quality of life.
Why Contact Advanced Rheumatology of Houston?
Is an old sports injury acting up and causing you some pain? Do you have pain in your hands that makes it difficult to perform basic tasks like typing? Are you in so much pain you are considering joint replacement surgeries? No matter your complaint, Advanced Rheumatology of Houston can help improve your pain and transform your life.
The Spring TX joint doctor you need for any form of joint pain management is Dr. Tamar Brionez. She is located in Spring at the corner of Flintridge Drive and Kuykendahl Road and has over 10 years of experience in her field.
Dr. Brionez Is The Spring TX Joint Doctor For You!
As a Rheumatologist with over a decade of experience, Dr. Brionez is passionate and knowledgable about bone and joint health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Baylor’s College of Medicine, and has been board-certified in rheumatology since 2009. The Spring TX joint doctor is particularly passionate about pain management, as evidenced by her participation in ongoing worldwide research studies. She is currently participating in research on lupus and two specific forms of arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Advanced Rheumatology of Houston Research Studies
If you experience inflammation of the skin or joints, weight loss, fatigue, hair loss, poor circulation in your fingers, and chest pains, you may be suffering from the chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, also known as lupus.
Currently, there is no cure for this rheumatologic condition. In a 62-week study, Dr. Brionez aims to further research combating the lack of effective medications used to treat this sometimes fatal disease. For more information regarding eligibility for this study, see our page on the SLE-BRAVE research study.
Is your skin patchy, red, and scaly? Do you also experience joint pain? You may be suffering from psoriatic arthritis and should consider participating in the KEEPsAKE study. This is a 24-week study that will test the effectiveness of an experimental drug used to soothe tender, swollen joints when other medications fail.
Alternatively, if you experience joint pain along with a lack of energy or minor fevers, you may be suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. The contRAst study will test an experimental drug and determine if it can help slow the progression of this autoimmune disease.
Rheumatologic Conditions We Diagnose and Treat That Involve Joint Pain
We diagnose and treat rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis at our Spring clinic. However, these are not the only forms of arthritis we work with. There are two other common forms of arthritis – gout and osteoarthritis. In fact, the most common form we treat is osteoarthritis. All of these rheumatologic conditions destroy the cartilage that allows our joints to bend without pain. As they target and break down this cartilage, you will begin to experience pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints they attack. Dr. Brionez can offer you expert lifestyle advice and medication management to help you keep these conditions under control.
A type of stiffness in one’s arms, back, neck, and legs, known as Polymyalgia Rheumatica, is complex to diagnose and treat. If you are diagnosed with this rheumatologic condition, Dr. Brionez will first prescribe pain medications and then continue to monitor your inflammation through bloodwork.
The autoimmune disease Scleroderma is serious and can potentially become life-threatening. Dr. Brionez has years of experience managing both the localized (mainly targets your skin) and systemic (mainly targets your organs) forms of scleroderma.
And finally, if your scans indicate a diagnosis within the family of inflammatory diseases Spondyloarthropathies, Dr. Brionez will help you manage any pain you experience.
Rheumatologic Conditions We Diagnose and Treat Not Involving Joint Pain
The two forms of myositis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, both treated at our Spring clinic. In the case of either myopathy, Dr. Brionez will help you navigate all of your physical therapy and medication options.
If it is suspected you are suffering from osteoporosis, a simple and painless bone mineral density test will be conducted. Following a diagnosis, Dr. Brionez will offer expert advice and help you combat any loss of bone density discovered. Her decade of experience will help you navigate the large number of supplement options available to you. This way, you can be completely certain that you are taking the most effective medication available to you.
Dr. Brionez has years of experience diagnosing and treating rheumatologic conditions within the family of diseases that affect your blood vessels, vasculitis. To diagnose you with vasculitis, a small piece of tissue will be taken in the most minimally invasive way possible. Once a diagnosis is made, she will prescribe any medications you may need.
And lastly, though not related to joint health, Dr. Brionez also treats Sjogren’s Syndrome. This autoimmune disease targets saliva glands and tear ducts. She can offer expert advice on how to manage this disease and avoid the potential for dental decay.
The Spring TX joint doctor to trust with your joint pain and pain management is Dr. Brionez. Call our Spring clinic today at 281-766-7886 to book an appointment with Dr. Brionez. We ask that you fill out your new patient forms online prior to your first appointment.
You also deserve to live as pain-free as possible, and Dr. Brionez wants to work with you towards that goal. Don’t hesitate; book your life-changing appointment today!
Spring TX Fun Facts
- Spring is home to Collins Park, a 55-acres creekside outdoor recreational area.
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- Lastly, according to rumors, Bonnie and Clyde visited Spring in the 1930s.
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